How Will The Statute of Limitations in New York be Affected by the New Coronavirus?
New York State, like all other states, has a statute of limitations in place for the wrongly injured to sue the party responsible for their injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is three years, which means the wrongly injured have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party who harmed them. This may seem like an ample amount of time, however, several circumstances may complicate the matter.
Take one scenario, for instance, where a person was injured in an auto accident, though he figured he’d simply wait for his injuries to heal, as he did not want to have to sue the other motorist. However, now, that person is approaching the state’s statute of limitations, has not yet healed, and has no other option but to sue for the compensation he needs to heal. Normally, this would not be a big deal with the assistance of an experienced Westchester personal injury attorney. However, if that person is now quarantined/has contracted the coronavirus, and it prevents him from filing a claim on time, what happens next? In New York State, this is still largely unknown, however, we hope that the state will adjust its statute of limitations accordingly. As we learn more, you can be sure we will inform you. For any other questions, please do not hesitate to speak with our knowledgeable, compassionate firm today.
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Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.